Depending who you are, you’ll either want to hang out with Night in the Woods’ characters all the time or tell them to get off your lawn. The game is small enough to feel intimate and spacious enough to cater to different kinds of curious people. It may feel different for everyone who plays it. Advertisement Night in the Woods is a sidescrolling narrative game developed by the small team Infinite Fall. The main character, Mae Borowski, is a cat. All the characters are animals, though there are also animals in the game who are just regular animals, so have fun with that. Mae has just returned to her tiny hometown of Possum Springs after dropping out of college for mysterious reasons at age 19. At the start of the game, her parents neglect to pick her up from the bus station, so she has to wander home through town. There’s a minor puzzle about platforming over an obstacle, a lot of reminiscing aloud, and some running into family. Later, some supernatural elements get thrown into the mix, but in the first ten minutes you’ll see most of the game’s mechanics. By the time the first of its four parts…
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If you missed out on Borderlands 2 or have always been a little curious about Evolve, Xbox Live’s Games with Gold will look pretty good to you for March. Paying subscribers to Xbox Live can grab these four games for “free”if they have an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Advertisement March’s Games with Gold are: Xbox One Layers of Fear (March 1-30) Evolve: Ultimate Edition (March 16-April 15) Xbox 360 (compatible with Xbox One) Borderlands 2 (March 1-15) Heavy Weapon (March 16-31) READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Hitman’s next Elusive Target, The Surgeons, will be available in Hokkaido for 7 days starting February 24. The optional objective, “eliminate both targets using viral infection,” sounds like a lot of fun. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Into the Breach will be the next game by FTL creators Subset Games. It will be a turn-based, randomly generated strategy game where giant mechs fight aliens. There’s no release date yet, but this trailer looks rad. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Hitman’s next Elusive Target, The Warlord, will be available in Bangkok for seven days starting on February 10. I just got my roommate into this game and she’s excited to try her first target. I am excited to backseat drive so it isn’t my fault if I mess it up. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Darkest Dungeon’s Radiant Mode is now in public beta on Steam. The mode provides some tweaks that shorten the game’s play time. There’s also four new monsters and other changes. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
American Truck Simulator’s next map expansion will feature New Mexico, SCS announced yesterday. The roads draw ever closer to my house. Excellent. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
There’s a range of games in PlayStation Plus’ lineup for February, which drops on the 7th. I can’t not “aaww” at the LittleBigPlanet games, and though I wasn’t a huge fan of Not a Hero on PC, I might really enjoy blasting away at foul-mouthed pixel enemies from my couch. Advertisement As ever, these games are only “free” if you have an active PlayStation Plus membership. PlayStation 4 LittleBigPlanet 3 Not a Hero PlayStation 3 Starwhal (cross buy with PS4) Anna—Extended Edition PlayStation Vita Ninja Senki DX (cross buy with PS4) TorqueL (cross buy with PS4) READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Hitman’s January Update release notes are out, which hits on January 31 to coincide with the physical release of the game. The January Update will feature a new difficulty mode, Professional Difficulty, and will make Hitman’s soundtrack and “making of” documentary available for all players. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Breach mode is now available as a free-to-play standalone game on Steam. Breach is an arcade-style spinoff of Mankind Divided’s stealth and hacking mechanics. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
There’s a mix of newer and older games in Xbox Live’s Games with Gold this month. Paying subscribers to Xbox Live can grab these four games for “free”if they have an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Advertisement February’s Games With Gold are: Xbox One Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (February 1-28) Project Cars Digital Edition (February 16-March 15) Xbox 360 (compatible with Xbox One) Monkey Island 2: Special Edition (February 1-15) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (February 16-28) READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Hitman’s next Elusive Target, The Blackmailer, will be in Paris for 10 days starting January 27. I like the Goth look going on here. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s next DLC, “A Criminal Past,” will be available February 23. The DLC will take place in “an augs-only, high-security prison in Arizona.” READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Pretty much says it all. How about those video games, though? Advertisement I’m sure you won’t be shocked to hear I’ll be playing more The Witcher 3. I’ll also be taking a break to play some of the games at one of my local Global Game Jam spots. Good luck if you’re making a game this weekend! What about you? What are you playing? READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!